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Date Added: Mon 05/07/2021

Experienced Legal Secretary

West Yorkshire, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Experienced Legal Secretary- Private Client
Salary negotiable dependent on experience
Full time
Location : Huddersfield
Ridley & Hall are a Legal 500 firm of solicitors, based in Yorkshire, with a national profile, having offices in both Huddersfield and Leeds. Passionate about making a difference to peoples' lives by being innovative and forward thinking. Caring about helping their clients to solve their legal problems. Avoiding complicated legal jargon and clear about the cost involved of any advice that is given.
Winning awards for many years, most recently in 2020 Emma Pearmaine won Managing Partner of the year and the Family Team won the Family Law award at the Yorkshire Legal Awards. In 2019 winning Yorkshire Small Law Firm of the year and in 2017 our senior partner Nigel Priestley MBE won Yorkshire Lawyer of the Year.
We are proud to have been accredited as a Living Wage Employer in 2018.
The Job
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced legal secretary in our Private Client Team. A busy department where the suitable candidate will support the Head of Private Client and three solicitors with their work. The team have been shortlisted for many awards in recent years and continue to grow.
Your responsibilities will include:
* Diary management and file preparation
* Digital dictation
* Case Management use - SolCase
* Handling client telephone calls, enquiries and requests as appropriate
* Dealing with incoming emails and post and often corresponding as appropriate
The Person
* Experience of working for a private client fee earner or similar solicitor is essential.
* Familiar with digital dictation
* Organised and efficient
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Working to tight deadlines
* Excellent interpersonal skills
* Methodical and able to prioritise own workload
* Ability to be discrete and maintain high levels of confidentiality
* Strong IT and word processing skills
* Ability to work as part of a team
* Experience of working with SolCase or a similar case management system would be an advantage
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